Sunday, October 31, 2010

ginger the cat

ginger the cat came for a little shop visit this past week. she was so adorable sitting in the front window i had to snap a few photos for you.

she's such an explorer, she loves visits to the shop. i think mainly cause she gets away from her paranoid and grouchy little sister, simone. ginger comes out of her shell at the shop and just wants to cuddle with everyone. kristena's black pants were covered in cat hair from ginger twisting in and out of her legs trying to get some cuddles in.

ginger is an indoor/outdoor cat, and as the weather begins to turn, she'll be making weekly visits to the shop, as long as we can find more successful ways to get her into her carrier.

meow meow! happy halloween!

Friday, October 29, 2010


we just got in our latest shipment of treats from the Regional Assembly of Text. lots of holiday cards (but i'm hiding those for a few more weeks) and these beautiful wall calendars:

there are tear away calendars on silk screened baltic birch (6" by 10"). we received them in these three patterns, and they all go for only $21. i think they'll be the kind of gift that you buy for your friend, and then end up buying one for yourself too. just saying.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

display magazine

Display Magazine Issue 3 is now in the shop! It's $12 and features a lovely spread of noko clothes modeled by our home town sweety, Colleen Brown, and shot by Miss Emilia. This issue explores the intersections between music and design, with topics ranging from album cover artwork, to gig posters, to sound design, to rhythm analysis theory and more. Sweet.

Monday, October 25, 2010


us noko girls had a pumpkin carving party last night. it felt good to stick our hands into the gut of a pumpkin. we struggled with our artistic sides, but were all pleased with the final results. after we cleaned up we ran across the street to the princess theatre to catch this:

not exactly the thriller it's made out to be, but a great film, none the less.

now onto planning our halloween costumes!

sally shawl

the sally shawl is definitely one of my favourite pieces from this season. just wanted to post it in the cream, so you can all drool over your keyboards.

dace sally shawl, cream, 260
dace karl dress, black, 254

toodlebunny feathery fool necklace, 149

Saturday, October 23, 2010

party o'clock!

a big thank you to meghan and trudy for coming to edmonton for the Trunk Show party! it was such an honour to have them on our shop for the evening. and a big thank you to all of those who made it out! here are a few photos of the evening (okay, pre-party, cause once the party starts, i'm party mode and i space the camera):

here's trudy setting up her table, and, below, the final (blurry, sorry) results:

and check out this master piece:

meghan also have tons of treasures:

and my mom's rice krispie squares were a hit!

since trudy and meghan had slugged all of their treasures here, i decided to keep a few around for you! we got lots more toodles earrings along with a handful more of toodlebunny necklaces. meghan also left behind a few styles that we had already sold out of:

dru's M.I.A. top, 80

dru's G.I. cardigan, 95

and one more brand new holiday sweater too (it's pictured above on the mannequin in front of her rolling rack (95)). come in soon to scoop them up!


Friday, October 22, 2010

dear dace,

thank you for making beautiful clothes.


dace audrey blazer, navy, 280 (holyshit, this blazer is pure magic. we sold one right out of the box, and you are going to see me wear mine everyday).

dace karl dress, black, 254

dace kent dress, print, 185

dace vicki blouse, in white and black, 175
dace kyle pant, navy, 195

sally shawl, cream and black, 260, in 100% wool and hand knit in Vancouver. so beautiful, and i think our friend miranda needs one before she moves to nyc.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

today! trunk show party!

I really hope you can make it down to the shop this afternoon/evening for our Trunk Show Party! Meghan and Trudy are flying into town this morning, and I can't wait to see them. You'll be able to shop the entire collections from the designers including special one of a kind pieces brought in exclusively for you. And my mom is making rice krispie sqaures, so at least come out for those. 4 to 9 pm today!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

pillow factory

down in the silk screening room, we've been cutting up a storm! there are piles and piles of scrap fabrics down in the basement, along with a lot of pillow forms, so . . . i thought we'd turn out some pillows for the holidays.

first you need to draft a pattern:

this is my mom's old school drafting paper:

then cut:

easy peasy. check out all of the glorious pillows coming your way in about a months time:

you like?